Reality star defends feeding her dog breast milk

Reality star defends feeding her dog breast milk

No use crying over spilled milk! Jill Duggar put some of her frozen milk to good use after her youngest son didn't want to drink it anymore. 

Jill Duggar Dillard
Jill Duggar Dillard with her sons/ Instagram

'19 Kids and Counting' star Jill Dugar-Dillard is one of the moms who does not like to see anything go to waste, including her breast milk!

The mom-of-two shared a picture on Instagram of her rescue dog, Fenna, enjoying the "liquid gold". She explained how her breast milk ended up in the dog's bowl. 

"I’ve had my last teeny bottle of breast milk in the freezer for nearly a couple years now (both my boys stopped breastfeeding around 2 years old and Sam is almost 4 now!). I know I’s probably a freezer-burnt nutrition-less substance now..." she wrote.

The 30-year-old says her son Sam asked to try the milk again. 

"Well, Sam randomly asked to try it recently and it didn’t look or smell bad when I thawed it out so i let him try it. As expected, he didn’t like it after trying a couple sips.

"Needless to say, now all 3 of my children have now had breast milk."

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But Jill knows all too well how the Karens of this world can complain about anything and everything. 

So she put a disclaimer at the end of her post. 

"Also, before any of you jump on me for feeding it to the dog, she’s fine. She’s totally fine. I wouldn’t have given it to her if I thought it would make her sick. So just chill mkay?!"

Many moms came to Jill's defence, saying "dogs eat poo and who knows what else" so no need to worry about breast milk. 

"Seriously, if anyone jumped on you about this, I would point out how humans drink cow milk so how would that be any different than a dog drinking human milk?? And my daughters tried breastmilk when I was nursing their baby brother once. They said it tasted like bubblegum," one woman wrote. 

According to Wag Walking, dogs that drink human milk don't really get any benefits from the "liquid gold". 

"In fact, your dog is probably really lactose intolerant and will not be able to digest any of the nutrients that are contained in breast milk.  Drinking it isn't necessarily fatal, but it is dangerous and can cause cutaneous adverse food reactions for your pup," a post on its website reads. 

So, don't try this at home folks! 

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Main image courtesy of Instagram/@jilldillard

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